Hey Grimes, what’s up dude? by Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother.Shakespeare, Henry IV, Act IV, Scene 3 First published in Nov 2002 Hey Grimes, what’s up? How are things going for you up there in Valhalla? With Memorial Day coming, I thought I’d drop you a line. I don’t talk about it much, but there has not been a single day in over 32 years that I haven’t thought about you.
I remember the first time we met. It was in Staging Battalion at Camp Pendleton. At the ripe old age of 24, I was a good deal older than average. You’ve heard of the generation gap? Well, I was the gap. I had little in common with the guys of my rank, with whom I was allowed to socialize. But, although you were still very young, you were different–an enthusiastic, bubbling, peached faced kid from Amarillo, TX.
Remember our big plans for me to teach you to ride bulls and bareback horses when we got back to the world? Boy, what a couple of dreamers! When we got in country, you went to 5 th Marines and I went to 2 nd Battalion, 11 th Marines. Since my Battalion and your Regimental Headquarters were both at An Hoa , we had several chances to see each other and renew our friendship. Any time that you were there, you always made a point of finding me, as I did you when I would pass through. I’ll never forget the last time I saw you.
Barack Obama’s communist connections
May 26, 2008
The frontrunner for this year’s Democrat presidential nomination burst upon the scene from out of nowhere only in recent months. Two or three years ago, Barrack Hussein Obama was an unknown outside his Chicago bailiwick and in some other Illinois quarters. Even his time in the Illinois State Senate was unremarkable.
So what do we know about him?
Megiddo. Thermopylae. Tyre. Kai-Sia. Carthage. Hastings. Stirling. Falkirk. Culloden. Quebec. Lexington. Concord. Saratoga. Yorktown. Leipzig. Borodino. Austerlitz. Waterloo. Manassas. Antietam. Shiloh. Vicksburg. Gettysburg. Cold Harbor. Gallipoli. Verdun. Ypres. Nanking. Pearl Harbor. Guadalcanal. Iwo Jima. Wake. Midway. Kasserine Pass. Caen. Bastogne. Dresden. Leningrad.
Inchon. Pusan. Chosin. Hill 800. Heartbreak Ridge. Ia Drang Valley. Khe Sahn. Hue. Hamburger Hill. Saigon. Gaza. West Bank. Bosnia. Mogadishu.
By John Longenecker and Howard Nemerov
May 25, 2008
Some of our public officials need a civics lesson, and then to re–apply for the job all over again. The first thing is to understand where they have standing and where they do not have standing.
The Castle Doctrine is making its way through due process now in Ohio, perhaps to be the twenty-first state to adopt it. (For definition, see Internet Search Term Castle Doctrine)
If one believes Law Enforcement’s job is to fight crime by arrest, deterrence, interdiction, administration of justice and by public cooperation, then Command Rank cannot oppose the people. Opposing laws which officially recognize Citizen Authority is to oppose the people they serve; where service has been forgotten and become self-serving into many cities. The idea that police would oppose the Castle Doctrine in protecting their own prestige over safe streets is a nationwide scandal. Their job is to enforce the law, not make it or even pressure it.
By Dr. W.R. Marshall, Ph.D
May 25, 2008
I should have seen this coming. I’ve been around the edges of it for years now. After watching the Bush machine slowly grind America into a second-rate debtor nation, I figured we were on our way to becoming Great Britain or France. I even thought – if the Chinese changed their mind and decided to call in our $9 trillion note or trade in Euros instead of dollars – we had a shot at becoming Argentina. So how did I miss that we’re already Germany. I’m not talking about modern, post-Commie, no more east and west, you can get a Mercedes anywhere Germany; I’m referring to blackshirt, goose-stepping, Poland invading nation of yore.
For those of you who are history-challenged, that would be bad old Nazi Germany.
By Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
May 25, 2008
In a stunning warning to all Americans, the non-partisan English First warned fans of national and local conservative talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dr. James Dobson, Laurie Roth and other conservative talk shows that a proposed Federal Communications Commission regulation could very well drive their favorite programs off the air.
“This is serious business! The FCC that is part of the executive branch — in essence — is taking control of the airwaves, rather than allowing the US Congress and Senate to propose legislation, openly debate that legislation and then vote on it. One can compare what’s being done in the name of fairness with Stalinism,” warns conservative political strategist Mike Baker.
“If you look at who is pushing this so-called Fairness Doctrine, most likely you’ll find center-left advocates in politics, government, academia, and the press,” adds Baker.
by Marc H. Rudov
May 25, 2008
Lessons from Childhood
Have you ever argued with your girlfriend or wife and realized — after hearing her words and voice tonality, viewing her facial expressions and body language, weighing the facts of the situation, and objectively assessing your personal behavior — that she was fighting not with you but with her father, mother, siblings, ex-boyfriends, or ex-husbands?
Of course you have, and I’ll bet it was recently. She hurled phrases, displayed fears, and used battle tactics that seemed incongruous with the matter at hand and inappropriate for you. Striking a chord yet? Congratulations! You know how to spot her emotional baggage. Now the question is, will that baggage ruin your journey?